Wednesday, July 28, 2010

12 Week Check Up - WILD CHILD

Today we had our twelve week check up. We didn't get an ultrasound but did hear the heart beat again. Our wonderful nurse practitioner, Casey, said the heart is beating very strong and that our little one is very active. She kept finding the heart beat and then the baby would move. We could hear the swoosh-swoosh noise of movement and it was awesome! I think he/she was playing tag and yelling "nanny nanny boo boo" in my belly - but that's just me! :)

I guess we've got another little athlete on our hands!

Monday, July 26, 2010

12 Weeks! There's a lime in my belly!

The most dramatic development this week: Reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Look at that bump! I've already gained 2 inches around my waste but I haven't gained any weight yet. I sure feel like it though!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Darren was rubbing my belly last night and started laughing because he "didn't realize it had gotten so big!" This is the bump I woke up to. :)

Oh, honey, just wait until 6 months from now!

Monday, July 19, 2010

11 Weeks!

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden. She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two -- nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beach Day

Blessed by Our Wonderful Family

Grandma Moss sent us some cool new bibs. :)

For 4th of July weekend my mom, dad, and Riley came down to visit and they hauled a ton of Jessica's old baby stuff. She gave us some clothes for baby, maternity clothes for mommy, loads of books, and this bassinet! I can't wait to put the little guy/girl in there.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

What in the world happened?!

My tear drop belly!

I feel like I'm exploding this week. I already can't button two pairs of pants. There must be a baby in there!! ;)

Monday, July 12, 2010

10 Weeks!

"Although he's barely the size of a kumquat -- a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom -- and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby now has completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin."

Starting to look chubby!

I've recently started writing down all my dreams. My sister gave me "Belly Laughs" by Jenny McCarthy (which I highly recommend everyone read - it's hysterical and you can get through it cover to cover in one hour). In one chapter she talks about the crazy dreams she had while she was pregnant and says you should write them down - just for kicks. So I started doing that.

Two nights ago I had my first dream about giving birth to a puppy - so weird! It looked like a little Grady (our dog). Where do these thoughts come from?! The night before I had a dream we went to the ultrasound and it was definitely a BOY! A few nights before that I had a dream we had a GIRL and we brought her home and everything. Maybe I'm having these dreams because I really have no clue if it's a boy or girl...apparently it might even be a puppy! :P

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Am I pregnant or stupid?

I've read stories about people getting the "pregnant stupids" and while I think they're hysterical, I think I've got them...bad. All the time. Every day. My guess is that because I lucked out with morning sickness (or lack of), God decided to turn me into an idiot.

Case in point. Thursday afternoon, I drove all the way home from work (about 20 minutes) only to realize I forgot my work keys, which I needed to open the office the next morning. So I had to rush back to work before my co-worker left at 5 p.m. to grab them. She looked at me like I was crazy. I told her I was.

Then when I got home, Darren and I were going to meet my aunt and uncle and cousins downtown for dinner. So we rushed off to dinner and as soon as we hit the busy grid of downtown, I realized, I FORGOT MY PHONE.

This would be OK any other day except for the fact that 1) I was the only one that had any of their phone numbers and 2) We didn't even designate a spot to meet - we were just going to call them when we got there. So, of course, I start freaking out asking Darren, "What are we going to do? We have to turn around to get my phone!" He ever so calmly said, "Why don't you just call your dad from my phone to get your uncle's number?"

Duh. That's why I love him.

The Biggest Stupid Event happened this morning. It all started last night when I was balancing my check book like a responsible adult and I left my wallet on the desk. I even saw it this morning and said to myself, "I can't forget to put that in my purse before I leave."

Well, I did forget but I didn't realize it until I had put all the grocery items I needed in my basket, got in line, put everything on the counter, then opened my purse to find the most important item of my trip missing.

So I shamefully, put everything back into my basket, thanked the kind man behind me for letting me go ahead of him but that "I left my wallet in the car." He said he would wait for me to run out and get it. Since when are Californians so nice?!?! So I told him I parked across the parking lot and didn't want to make him wait. Little did he know that "across the parking lot" also meant down the street, in my living room, and on my desk.

So I went through the aisles and returned all my items to their proper place (because I'm that nice), hopped in my car, drove home, grabbed my wallet, then decided to go to a different grocery store because, well, I embarrassed myself.

Darren is also learning to not interrupt me when I'm talking. Ever. It's not because I get mad, it's because I forget what in the heck I was saying!

I think at my next doctor's appointment I'll ask if there's a way to reverse these stupid spells. I'm too tired to keep forgetting all this stuff! In the meantime, I guess I'll glue my keys and my wallet to my belly since that's the only thing I pay attention to these days!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

9 Weeks!

Your new resident is nearly an inch long -- about the size of a grape -- and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She's starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form -- as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks.

PS - Votes are in! Carmen (my sister), Matt (her husband), and Jessica (my sister) think it's a girl. Darren thinks it's boy and so do I most days. Every once in a while I have a vivid dream about having a little girl - who knows! All I can say is I can't wait to find out!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Let's Go Padres!

Darren and I went to the Padres 4th of July game, enjoyed a win against the Astros, and watched a fireworks show after the game. Happy 4th of July, everyone!!!